DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20164586

Assessment of developmental outcome of neonatal seizures at NICU of tertiary care centre hospital

Swati Saral, Pawan Ghanghoria

Abstract


Background: Seizures are relatively common among first month of life. New-born with neonatal seizures are at risk of developmental delay. The objective of this study was to assess the developmental outcome of neonatal seizures and to study the factors associated with delayed developmental outcome in neonatal seizures.

Methods: A prospective observational Study was conducted in 71 term and preterm neonates with documented seizure admitted in Medical college hospital, Jabalpur. A predesigned pretested questionnaire was used. The face to face interview technique was used for collection of data by mother, followed by clinical examination of newborn and investigations were done. DDST II was used for developmental assessment of neonates.

Results: Neonates with delayed developmental outcome are 42.62%. Delayed developmental outcome is significantly associated with male sex, low birth weight, prematurity and multiple frequencies of seizures.

Conclusions: The delayed developmental outcome was high among neonatal seizures. 


Keywords


Development delay, Neonate, Seizure

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